What if Quake was made today?

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Games today, for the most part, are guided entertainment experiences. Perhaps because they attained such mass market appeal, games have become considerably easier over the years – mostly through all sorts of digital hand-holding. Games tell you what to do, where to go and  how to play or exist as corridors, giving the pretence of freedom.

Here’s a fan’s look at what seminal shooter Quake might’ve been like if it had been made today. It’s a lovely bit of nostalgia, and It makes some good points; are games these days too easy, too forgiving? Maybe – but they’ve also progressed in terms of story-telling, characterisation and sophistication and really, I wouldn’t want things to go back.

[Thanks to Rob M for the tip]

 

Last Updated: November 3, 2011

Geoffrey Tim

Editor. I'm old, grumpy and more than just a little cynical. One day, I found myself in possession of a NES, and a copy of Super Mario Bros 3. It was that game that made me realise that games were more than just toys to idly while away time - they were capable of being masterpieces. I'm here now, looking for more of those masterpieces.

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